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Garden-Planting Calendar for Tucson and the Sonoran Desert

This calendar is a rough planting guide for food plants in the Tucson area, southern Arizona, and northern Sonora Mexico. It is compiled from Desert Harvest, Tucson Organic Gardeners’ Composter newsletter, Native Seeds/SEARCH planting chart, conversations with Tucson gardeners, and my own experience. Please experiment and let us know if you have any improvements. Let’s grow this list and our knowledge as we grow our gardens — and then share the abundance!

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July

August

September

October

November

December

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